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  • Dems to Obama: Get off the dime on Keystone! Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 10:36 AM ET
    President Barack Obama at the TransCanada Stillwater pipe yard in Cushing, Oklahoma.

    Eleven Democratic senators urged Obama to make a final decision on whether to approve TransCanada Corp's Keystone.

  • Democratic senators on Thursday urged President Barack Obama to make a final decision on whether to approve TransCanada Corp's Keystone XL crude oil pipeline from Canada to the U.S. Gulf Coast no later than May 31.

  • GM puts 2 engineers on paid leave in recall case Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 8:24 AM ET

    DETROIT— General Motors has suspended two engineers in the first disciplinary action stemming from its mishandled recall of more than 2 million small cars for a deadly ignition switch problem. But the company also said a second ignition part in the cars must be fixed, boosting first-quarter recall costs above $1 billion.

  • Missouri business-creation filings rose in March Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 5:01 AM ET

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.— The Missouri secretary of state's office says more businesses sought to organize in March than during the same month over the past decade. That's up about 300 from March 2013 and is also higher than in any other March over the past 10 years. The number of newly created businesses generally has been growing in Missouri.

  • Senate hopeful Brown: Health law erodes freedom Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 12:05 AM ET

    CONCORD, N.H.— Hoping to return to Washington by way of New Hampshire, former Massachusetts Sen. Obamacare forces us to make a choice, live free or log on— and here in New Hampshire, we choose freedom, "Brown planned to tell supporters Thursday night.

  • NEW YORK, April 9- Short- and medium-term U.S. People are readjusting now, "said Brian Rehling, chief fixed income strategist with Wells Fargo Advisors in St. Louis, Missouri.

  • GfK Poll: Most Americans say filing taxes easy Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 4:02 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Struggling to figure out your federal tax return? "If you've got the equivalent of a high school degree and you know how to do math, it's very simple," said Sara Thornton, a small business owner from East Granby, Conn.. "No, because I don't know that it is that difficult," said Alicia Brown of suburban Des Moines, Iowa. "

  • April 9- A Republican congressman from Kansas introduced legislation on Wednesday that would nullify efforts in multiple states to require labeling of genetically modified foods. The bill, dubbed the "Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act," was drafted by U.S.

  • Panera CEO looks to fix 'mosh pit' ordering system Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 1:32 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Panera CEO Ron Shaich realizes that ordering at his chain can be chaotic. The confusion is a problem for Panera Bread Co., which has seen its sales growth slow as customers go elsewhere.

  • BOSTON/ NEW YORK, April 8- Iowa and North Carolina said they are looking into a breach involving a subsidiary of Experian Plc that exposed some 200 million social security numbers, in addition to two states that previously announced investigations.

  • Missouri authorizes $2M for unaccredited school Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 3:50 PM ET

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.— Missouri lawmakers authorized up to $2 million of state aid Tuesday to help a financially strapped, unaccredited St. Louis- area school system remain open through the remainder of the school year.

  • Mo. House endorses penny sales tax for roads Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 2:11 PM ET

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.— Missouri voters would be asked to approve a 1- cent sales tax to fund roads, bridges and other modes of transportation under a measure endorsed Tuesday by the state House. Supporters said the measure is essential for Missouri to maintain its current infrastructure and to finance new road construction.

  • Railroads stress safety after deaths up in 2013 Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 6:07 AM ET

    OMAHA, Neb.— Railroads are launching a new campaign to highlight the dangers of being near train tracks after a spike in rail deaths last year. At this time last year, the railroads were proudly calling 2012 their safest year ever as derailments and crossing accidents kept declining.

  • Boeing said that it would shut the production line in Southern California three months earlier than anticipated, in mid-2015 instead of late 2015, a decision that affects about 2,200 workers there.

  • End of Windows XP support spells trouble for some Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 3:28 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Microsoft will end support for the persistently popular Windows XP on Tuesday, and the move could put everything from the operations of heavy industry to the identities of everyday people in danger.

  • Koster's order halts business for auction house Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 2:23 PM ET

    ST. LOUIS— Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster said Monday that his office has obtained a temporary restraining order prohibiting a suburban St. Louis auction house from doing business, citing complaints from dozens of customers about missed payments for auctioned items.

  • *Deal will also let Energen fund Permian basin drilling. *Energen shares up as much as 4 pct, Laclede falls as much as 3 pct. April 7- Energen Corp will sell its 150- year old natural gas utility Alabama Gas Corp to Laclede Group Inc for $1.28 billion in cash, helping it repay debt and fund drilling for oil and gas in the Permian basin.

  • Ford recalls nearly 435,000 vehicles Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 1:06 PM ET

    The SUVs were originally sold or registered in 20 states and Washington, D.C., where salt is used to clear snow and ice from roads. The Escapes covered by the recall were built from Oct. 22, 1999 through Dec. 19, 2003 at the Kansas City Assembly plant, and from May 1, 2003 through Jan. 23, 2004 at the Ohio Assembly plant, Ford said in a statement issued Monday.

  • April 7- Specialty pharmaceuticals company Mallinckrodt Plc will buy drugmaker Questcor Pharmaceuticals Inc for about $5.6 billion to gain access to its lucrative drug to treat multiple sclerosis, Acthar Gel.

  • Laclede buys Energen's gas utility for $1.28B Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 8:08 AM ET

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala.— The Laclede Group Inc. is acquiring Alabama Gas Corp., the natural gas utility business of Energen, for about $1.28 billion in cash. For Energen Corp., the sale pushes it closer to becoming a pure exploration and production company. Energen shares added 17 cents to reach $81.69.

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